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World Street Food Congress 2017: 'Re-Imagine Possibilities'

The World Street Food Congress, an event by Singapore-based Makansutra, will be held from May 31 to June 4 at the Sunset Avenue Corner Asian Drive, SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City. The WSFC17  is set to be bigger, bolder and better than 2016 with a fresh theme this year; “Re-Imagine Possibilities.”

World Street Food Congress 2017

In the recent media conference held at the Makansutra Megamall, WSFC and Makansutra founder KF Seetoh shared to the members of the press and online community on what to expect on this year’s World Street Food Congress.  He also showed his food trip experience into the Philippine region.

WSFC17 introduced Chef Sau Del Rosario as the first World Street Food Captain. He will shepherd the Philippine contingent and mentor local cooks in the street food industry.

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This year’s dialogue boasts eminent industry speakers from USA, Indonesia, Singapore, UK and home grown in the Philippines, among others. The keynote speaker is Greg Drescher, VP, strategic studies and industry leadership, California Institute of America (CIA), Michelin-star chefs Malcolm Lee (Singapore) and Andy Yang (Thailand).

Mt. Seetoh also announced celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain will join the WSFC17. He will provide the lasted updated on the highly anticipated Bourdain Market in New York.

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With 5 days of feasting on more than 40 different street food gems from 13 countries with many new food items, we anticipate a new record attendance of 100,000 this year to surpass last year’s total visitorship of 75,000. It features stalls from Germany, Mexico, USA, Thailand,  Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore and of course host nation Philippines. At last year’s WSFC16, there were 300 international delegates at the two- day dialogue, 24 hawkers from 9 countries dishing up culinary gems for local Filipinos, expatriates and even tourists alike. The resounding success of the event was echoed across both traditional and social media platforms reaching a tracked audience of 41,000,000.

This year’s Filipino specialties will feature six cities and regions from Davao city, Bicol,  Pampanga, Iloilo, Ilocos and Bacolod. They are all personally curated and checked by WSFC  founder KF Seetoh and it includes traditional favourites like Piaya from Bacolod and a funky Sisig Paella from Pampanga.

Old favourites like Bali barbecue ribs will be back. New items stealing the limelight include the Singapore’s Marmite chicken burger, Mexican tacos, Malaysia’s Claypot Apom Manis among  others. Here are the 13 countries represented at this year’s WSF Jamboree: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam ,Thailand, India Japan, China Taiwan Mexico, USA Germany, and The Philippines.

Entry Fee is P150 (redeemable at food & beverage stalls).

Opening Hours

May 31- June 2 (Wed-Friday): 4PM- 11PM
June 3 (Saturday) : 1PM- 11PM
June 4 (Sunday) : 1PM-9PM

For more details, visit www.wsfcongress.com.

Marco Dennis

Marco Dennis is a lifestyle and travel blogger. He's a badminton and volleyball player. Follow his adventures at www.thepinoytraveler.com. For events, collaboration and advertisement, email him at dhenzuki@yahoo.com / pinoymanilablog@gmail.com

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